Artificial vascularised scaffolds for 3D-tissue regeneration
The generation of artificial tissue has long been the focus of medical research. One of the biggest challenges has been to create multi-layer tissue structures designed to enable the diffusion of nutrients for surrounding cells in a similar manner to natural tissue. Different technologies will be combined in this project to develop a process capable of engineering blood vessels in an artificial scaffold system These vascularized scaffolds will be populated with autologous cells in order to enable the formation of a vascularized multi-layered skin substitute. This artificial skin will be used as an in vitro test system – for example to reduce the number of animal experiments – and as a transplant in vivo.
MedUni Vienna Researchers
The MedUni Vienna is project partner under the leadership of Ass.-Prof.in Dr.in med. Maike Keck, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery.
Project coordinator: Dr.-Ing. Arnold Gillner, Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik ILT, Aachen, Deutschland
Project partners: 16
|Funding Volume, total||10.523.108,60 €|
|Funding Volume, Medical University of Vienna||557.649,60 €|